BASSETERRE, St. Kitts, March 22, 2017 (Press Unit in the Office of the Prime Minister) – Excitement continues to build in St. Kitts and Nevis this week ahead of the People’s Labour Party’s (PLP) inaugural National Convention on Saturday, March 25, 2017, in Tabernacle.
The National Convention is being held in accordance with the party’s constitutional mandate, which is to hold an annual convention in the month of March. This forms part of the party’s commitment to good governance and transparency.
PLP’s Deputy Chairman Craig Tuckett, while speaking on “The People’s Voice” on Sugar City 90.3 FM earlier today (Wednesday, March 22), said anticipation for this particular event has been building since the launch of the party in 2013.
He added, “From since the time in 2013 when the party was launched, people basically have been waiting for the opportunity to attend our constitutionally timed convention, and so this is the time now. People have already been registering even long way before as a part of the constitutional requirements and so we have membership so far in the hundreds and we can expect a large, large – not only from membership and delegates – but even well-wishers and supporters who will be coming out and who are still presently asking to be registered.”
Prime Minister and Political Leader of the People’s Labour Party, Dr. the Honourable Timothy Harris said Saturday, March 25, 2017, will go down in history as one the most significant days in the party’s history.
“Notwithstanding the distractions, we are at a better place. I feel confident, the executive feels very confident of our place and position as we proceed to the convention,” the prime minister said, while appearing on “The People’s Voice” on Sugar City 90.3 FM today. “We want to invite all to the public session – and that invitation had been extended by the deputy chairman – and of course we will have the private session which would be restricted to members of good standing of the party in terms of an ability to participate. But it’s history in the making, I heard you say, and certainly perhaps on that day further history would be made by the party.”
Dr. Harris went on to say that notice requirement on the convention, pursuant to the party’s constitution, was given well in advance to all executive and founding members of the party, “so all were advised and all were to have gotten themselves ready in keeping with that notice and in keeping with their knowledge of the functioning of the constitution.”
The historic meeting, scheduled to commence at 2:00 PM, will take place at the playing field in Tabernacle.
The People’s Labour Party, the youngest in the tri-party Team Unity Coalition, was registered on May 28, 2013 and officially launched on June 17, 2013.